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Events

November 2014


Innovation for Manufacturers: The Elements of Success

Date/Time: 11/25/2014, 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Quad Cities Chamber - 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA
Notes: This workshop will introduce area manufacturers to the tools that are available for new product development and innovative manufacturing processes so that they can better create differentiated product lines and processes that give them a stronger competitive advantage.

December 2014


First Aid/CPR Instructor Development Course

Date/Time: 12/3/2014 - 12/5/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: This course is currently full - to be put on a waiting list in the case of any cancellations please call 515-276-4724 ext. 226. As a National Safety Council instructor, you're backed by years of expertise in emergency care. More than 70 national health, professional and government organizations have contributed to our course content. During this course you will learn new methods that involve, influence and facilitate adultlearning while refining your teaching skills.The course covers a proven, standardized method of teaching first aid, CPR andAED with high effectiveness, and you will be provided with the reasons and dynamics behind each topic or visual presentation.

First Aid/CPR/AED Bloodborne Pathogens

Date/Time: 12/5/2014, 8:00am-3:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: This course is currently full - to be put on a waiting list in the case of any cancellations please call 515-276-4724 ext. 226. Knowing how to respond to a first aid or CPR emergency is one of the most important skills a person can possess. The Standard First Aid, CPR and AED course meets the OSHA requirements and is your tool for training employees or the general public on the latest skills, techniques and expertise in life-saving procedures. The practice and feedback of using related skills in a realistic situation is integrated into the actual teaching experience

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Course

Date/Time: 12/8/2014 - 12/9/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn - 4800 Merle Hay Rd - Urbandale, IA
Notes: This course is currently full - to be put on a waiting list in the case of any cancellations please call 515-276-4724 ext. 226. The 10 hour class is designed for people at the entry level that are responsible for supervision, management, safety, and the company's employees. The curriculum also serves as a thorough refresher course on OSHA regulations.

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Course

Date/Time: 12/8/2014 - 12/11/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn - 4800 Merle Hay Rd - Urbandale, IA
Notes: This course is currently full - to be put on a waiting list in the case of any cancellations please call 515-276-4724 ext. 226. The 30 hour class establishes a foundation for the company safety program. • Locate and apply OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures • Utilize OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program • Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions • Describe appropriate abatement procedures for selected safety hazards • Conduct internal training on OSHA regulations

Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 12/9/2014 - 12/10/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

Automation Strategies

Date/Time: 12/10/2014, 11:00am-1:30pm
Location: Iowa Lakes Community College Room 16, 2111 Hwy 169 North, Algona, Iowa
Notes: Anyone interested in exploring the use of automation in their manufacturing plant and how to work with system integrators should attend. You will discover the best practices when it comes to considering automation: What automation is. What the various levels of automation are and the pros/cons of each level. Typical reasons why automation projects fail. Key questions to answer for a discussion with a system integrator. Be prepared to share your experience about automation and what you have tried in your plant.

Connecting Statewide Leaders

Date/Time: 12/11/2014, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
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OSHA 511 Course

Date/Time: 12/16/2014 - 12/19/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: This course is taught in conjunction with Midwest OSHA Education Center. This 4 day course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using the OSHA standards as a guide. Students will receive a certificate from the Midwest OSH Education Center. This course is a prerequisite for the OSHA 501 class.

January 2015


Cured Meat Short Course

Date/Time: 1/13/2015 - 1/15/2015, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information bout the latest technology available.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: New year, time to dust off that marketing plan.

Date/Time: 1/15/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

February 2015


BizTalk Mastermind Group: Business Resourse Speakers TBD

Date/Time: 2/19/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

April 2015


Machinery Manufacturing Innovation Summit

Date/Time: 4/2/2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Ames, IA
Notes: Discover leading-edge technologies that can impact the machinery industry, based on industry survey results. Topics may include rapid prototyping, machine connectivity (smart machines), 3D printing, additive manufacturing, virtual simulations, robotics, etc. You’ll have an opportunity at the summit to work collaboratively with industry and ISU experts to discover new ways to leverage these technologies at your company. The goal is for you to develop a specific action plan for your business, integrating these technologies, that reduces costs, creates a competitive advantage and ultimately improves profitability.